Monday, January 26, 2009

the art of friendship

dear Susu from Susu's World gave me the gift of a friends award. and i really appreciate the sweet things she shared about my little writing space here.

you won't believe that i don't know how to link people here in the post area, which is only why i have never done it. as my blog list is not so long, please, when you have a moment have a look at the blogs i will mention. you can find them on the right. it will be well worth your time and i hope my ignorance about linking is not too inconvenient for you. i've been tagged twice so here we go my dears...

6 random things about me.... hmmm, let's see

1. true friendship is especially important to me. now that i am thinking of it i am even considering the 'art of friendship.' that's an idea i'd like to ponder a bit.
2. i love the colour pink! my heart does a little flip at the sight of it
3. i'm pretty calm by nature. it takes me a looonnnnggg time to blow if i get angry, but when i do look out!
4. i'm also deeply curious by nature. i so much want to know. when i was a little girl my mother would shoo me away from her conversations with her friends because i would find a corner, have a seat and listen because i was so curious about what they were talking about.
5. i love having desert first. i think it has something to do with breaking the 'rules.' and also i think the effects of sweet deserts can take effect more easily on an empty stomach:)
6. i am an incredibly poor cook. and that's not cool for someone who loves food as much as i do...

thanks Susu for including me in this friendship party. it always warms the heart when someone asks... 'so tell me about you.'

as i have been especially lucky to be thought of as well by Julianne from Potpourri Promenade. this tag is interesting as well because even i did not know what the result would be. the idea is that i am to go to my 4th folder (my picture folder) and choose my 4th picture and tell about it. and then tag 4 other persons. so my 4th picture is...

this picture by the painter aaron douglas. i actually don't know what the title of it is. the thing is, since i don't know much about the intricacies of painting i kind of follow my heart. when something moves me i try to remember it. this one does, the soft hues, the movement of the people, a kind of community as well. i think it may have something to do with an african (american?) community at work in unjust conditions. and still, much like life, beautiful music and art can come from painful situations.

and my last task of my requests is to tag 6 and 4 other persons. if it is alright with you i won't tag them because really and truly they are you! i only stay connected really with about 6 other persons and for the most part i would be tagging the persons who tagged me. so what i will do if i may, is just take a moment to mention how me wee heart appreciates your presence when you stop by...

you may notice that the list of blogs i visit is not long. time and desire mostly dictates my list. that is, with the amount of time that i have i try to use my time to stay sincerely connected with a few and i do hope that you feel that.

Jorge from el blog de jorge, what can i say, he's an incredibly gifted and intelligent poet always with curious insights to share about culture, literature and politics just to name a few ideas. if i could cook as nicely as him as well as speak the many languages he does... then... i would smile even more than i do now. and i hear i smile a lot...

Indiaj from here, there, elsewhere...and more is a new friend. i am enjoying learning about that which she loves by what she shares. ...like her beautiful family and travels. like meeting friends in paris as well as time spent meandering london markets. sweet! her blog space truly feeds my curiosity gene because she touches on all those little interesting things that makes us go... hmmm. whether it is an incredibly interesting quote, or art and culture depending on where in the world she is or is dreaming of...

la belette rouge, well, i pop into her blog to have my socks knocked off. there through her posts i am tempted to either cry from her feeling life so deeply and sincerely, or laugh at the funny things she shares. and too i get much writing direction as she shares her journey as a soon to be published author (there belette i said it!).

Lala at my castle in spain, pop in here for a pause in a sweet andalusian cafe or for some eye and heart candy from her glorious creations. you listen to the sentiments she shares and so often the goodies she's created and you really do feel like you've been wisked away on holiday. i call it my 'heart moment,' when i pop in.

Julianne at potpourri promenade who keeps forgetting how lovely her posts are. she thinks she doesn't write enough interesting posts but she's mistaken. somehow when i'm meandering her writing space i feel a sense of home, which is a feeling i haven't felt often enough in life. for me, i think it has to do with the gentleness and care she seems to share as she navigates the calm and rocky waters of this life we are all trying to do our best at. thanks so much for the care you share.

Susu is the 'wonder-full' lady of susu's world. pop in on her sweetland for delicious treasures that enrich the heart and mind as she shares thoughts on the beauties that life has to offer; a special drawing that she herself has created, ponderings about non touchables but feelables that make life beautiful. and too ...glimpses into paris through her eyes and heart.

dear P at what possessed me. smart and funny are her gifts. i pop in and i so often find that we are all different for a reason. how we are different brings such richness to our lives. the images she shares along with her comments are so smart and funny. i realise i could never be so clever in a million years. i'm glad and made all the better for her cleverness...

merci beaucoup mon amies!

6 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

Even before you wrote your #1 random thing I could feel that that was true for you. You are a very giving and generous blogging friend. Also, I would have guessed you a desert first and pink loving gal. Who you are really comes through in your writing, your blog and all you share.

Thank you for the tag. I am delighted to be in such lovely company and I am blushing a bit because of the tres gentile bon mots you wrote about me. thank you!!!!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I'm so with you there on the first four of your list...
my mama says I used to say: "I want to know everything about everything" all the time -I must've been a real pain in the neck..!
I am soo, soo touched and honoured to be on your list - how kind of you (I think I'm even blushing as I write!)and, all I can say, is I wish I had the courage to share a lot more (like you and the other ladies in your list)...
I'm off to discover the other blogs this minute... thanks for sharing...
Have a great week.;:)

Julianne said...

I am so glad that at home is what you feel when you enter my blog. That is exactly what my friends say about my home. That is also exactly how I want people to feel. My goal is for my home to feel zen like and a place where you can kick back and feel pampered and cared for. Maybe I am succeeding. Yes! You are so kind and sweet to say these things.

That image was very interesting. It reminded me of something to do with slavery.

I love pink too. I am very girly. Too bad that pink doesn't really look good on me. But, I can enjoy it elsewhere. As in the fluffy pink icing on a cupcake. Thank you so much!

Susu said...

Audrey,

Your words are like the beautiful fluffy snowflakes I saw gently and calmly fall down today. You are a true and deep pink girl - always stay that way. People who can share the desserts with you are so lucky!

P said...

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words and your friendship - I am so touched!

I adore pink too - and dessert :)

Lavinia said...

Congratulations, Audrey, and I like My Castle In Spain too. Lala has such a beautiful life there...